Clinical strategies for solitary pulmonary nodule

David E. Midthun, Stephen J. Swensen, James R. Jett

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The solitary pulmonary nodule frequently presents a diagnostic dilemma to the physician and the patient. Is it malignant or benign? Should it be observed, biopsied, or removed? Much has been learned through surgical, biopsy, and radiographic studies to help answer these questions. We review what is known about the solitary nodule and discuss the clinical approach to its evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalAnnual Review of Medicine
StatePublished - 1992


  • CT phantom
  • bronchogenic carcinoma
  • doubling time
  • granuloma
  • tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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